Military Blog Posts


During World War II my father, Bob LaFara, was a crew member on a B24 bomber in the South Pacific. The crew was part of the US Army Air Corps’ 819th Bomb Squadron.

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Letter from Sarah Tucker Lafary

A handwritten letter from Sarah Tucker Lafary to the then president of the United States, Grover Cleveland. It was her last appeal for a War of 1812 pension, sadly the pension was denied. The letter gives a glimpse of a woman who had no formal education, a poor farmers wife, then widow, mother of nine, she probably just wanted some independence through an income of her own.

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